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Live Long and Prosper

For a while, I will post to all three of my blogs regarding Saudi Arabia. My secret/insanity/mid life crisis will be now be revealed. I realize that I won’t live past one hundred. What fun would it be to say that I had lived in one place all my life? After letting you all know of my initial cultural shock and adjustment, I will continue the Saudi adventure on the Imaged Event blog, for which my posting has been fairly quiet. Like a diary I will provide observations of life and living in a foreign country. I am sympathetic but not so good on the empathetic side. My  experience is giving me a new perspective as someone who is no longer language (English) proficient in learning how to adjust to different customs, food, and culture. I arrived on June 3, 2012, but have delayed posting until I have been in country long enough to get my bearings. My time zones remain completely discombobulated. To repeat, Photo Back Story will chronicle my photographic experience and Imaged Event will transition to my Suadi experience.

Today’s image is of the King. He is old and in poor health according to sources. His heirs apparent have both died and the line of succession is being determined. This seemed like a good place to start.

5 responses

  1. Isn’t there some contention about the succession part? I just hopped over here. I have to find my bearings here. I may have missed something. I never saw Imaged Event. Gotta’ go look.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:52 am

    • The current king is old…. The prince in waiting died and now the next prince in waiting has also died. There will be a succession meeting among the royal family in which about 78 representatives will have a say. Or, they won’t because, the king is still the king. It is still referred to as KSA – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

      June 18, 2012 at 10:11 am

      • I knew KSA from a boy whom I know in Bangladesh. His father is a surgeon in KSA somewhere. I have to find out. He would be English-speaking, I think. I’ll let you know where he is. (Tourist-like, I think KSA is a town…) Ha Ha

        June 18, 2012 at 10:16 am

  2. Your new blog design is cool and urbane and sophisticated! WOW.

    June 18, 2012 at 4:53 am

  3. Victor – I have to say, you are taking mid-life crisis to a new realm, or should I say, Kingdom? And, why not? Stay safe and in touch with WP.

    June 18, 2012 at 10:39 am

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